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Kippur

Directed by Amos Gitai

Israel | 117 minutes | 2000

Hebrew with English subtitles

From the director of Kadosh, an official selection at the Cannes, New York and Toronto Film Festivals, Kippur focuses on the presence of the human spirit in battle. Recognized as a major cinematic breakthrough, Kippur is a gut-wrenching journey through beautiful landscapes ravaged by gunfire, exploding mines, fear and desolation. The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. Kippur is the shell-shocked memoir of the director Amos Gitai, himself a participant in the conflict, and of the days that changed his life forever.
Director Amos Gitai
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2000
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 117 minutes
Principal Cast Liron Levo, Tomer Russo, Uri Klauzner
Award(s)

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

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